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The ACOS Alliance [A Culture of Safety Alliance] is an unprecedented coalition of 130 news organisations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices.  


Our mission is to embed a culture of safety across newsrooms and among freelance and local journalists globally.

We believe that safety is a precondition for professional, independent journalism - a pillar of democracy. We focus on the safety of freelance and local journalists because they play an essential role within journalism and are often the most vulnerable in a profession that is increasingly under threat. 



We implement practical initiatives that help newsrooms and journalists embed a culture of safety within their everyday working practices and meet the basic standards outlined in the Freelance Journalist Safety Principles. 

We leverage our collective expertise and influence to develop long-term solutions to safety challenges and extend the impact of everyone’s work around safety.

The ACOS Alliance works in conjunction with our sponsor, the Overseas Press Club Foundation, New York. 


Our work is funded by The Reva and David Logan Foundation, the McArthur Foundation and Open Society Foundations.​​


© Alexandros Michailidis 

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